erysipelas


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er·y·sip·e·las

 (ĕr′ĭ-sĭp′ə-ləs, îr′-)
n.
1. An acute bacterial infection of the skin and superficial lymphatic vessels, caused by streptococci and marked by localized inflammation and fever. Also called Saint Anthony's fire.
2. Infection of pigs, sheep, turkeys, or other animals with the bacterium Erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae, characterized by symptoms such as skin lesions and arthritis in mammals and septicemia in fowl. Humans who become infected with the bacterium from handling infected animals or animal products can develop erysipeloid.

[Middle English erisipila, from Latin erysipelas, from Greek erusipelas : erusi-, red; see reudh- in Indo-European roots + -pelas, skin; see pel- in Indo-European roots.]

er′y·si·pel′a·tous (-sĭ-pĕl′ə-təs) adj.

erysipelas

(ˌɛrɪˈsɪpɪləs)
n
(Pathology) an acute streptococcal infectious disease of the skin, characterized by fever, headache, vomiting, and purplish raised lesions, esp on the face. Also called: Saint Anthony's fire
[C16: from Latin, from Greek erusipelas, from Greek erusi- red + -pelas skin]
erysipelatous adj

er•y•sip•e•las

(ˌɛr əˈsɪp ə ləs, ˌɪər ə-)

n.
a deep-red rash of the skin and mucous membranes accompanied by fever and pain, caused by any of a group of hemolytic streptococci.
[1350–1400; Middle English erisipila < Latin erysipelas < Greek erysípelas]
er`y•si•pel′a•tous (-sɪˈpɛl ə təs) adj.

erysipelas

an infectious disease of the skin marked by inflammation and accompanied by fever.
See also: Disease and Illness
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.erysipelas - an acute streptococcal infection characterized by deep-red inflammation of the skin and mucous membraneserysipelas - an acute streptococcal infection characterized by deep-red inflammation of the skin and mucous membranes
Saint Anthony's fire - any of several inflammatory or gangrenous skin conditions
Translations

erysipelas

[ˌerɪˈsɪpɪləs] Nerisipela f

erysipelas

n(Wund)rose f

er·y·sip·e·las

n erisipelas, infección de celulitis cutánea por el estreptococo β-hemolítico que se caracteriza por una erupción enrojecida, o carmelita, con tamaño definido;
ambulant ______ ambulante;
___ internum___ interna;
___ migrans___ migrante;
___ pustulosum___ pustulosa;
surgical ______ quirúrgica.

erysipelas

n erisipela
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